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AFRICAN AMERICAN FUE HAIR TRANSPLANTS

Advanced Techniques and Technologies are now available at MAXIM Hair Restoration to treat all hair types including curly and wavy hair.
This is welcome news for African-American clients who were previously non-candidates for hair transplants.

Price

The Price for a African-American FUE Hair Transplant is comparable to that of a regular client with straight hair. We do not charge a premium price. Moreover, you can take advantage of third-party 0% Financing.

Duration

The procedure will take longer than a conventional FUE Hair Transplant for someone with straight hair. On average, it could take an additional two hours. The reason behind this is to ensure that the hair is not transected during the FUE harvesting process.

Anesthesia

FUE Hair Restoration for our African-American clients is performed under local anesthesia. You are wide awake during the procedure but can take a nap, watch TV, or chat with our staff.

TECHNIQUE

When it comes to African American (AA) textured hair, it is not a one-size-fits-all. The type of curl, consistency of the hair and density all play a factor in a successful hair transplant. In AA hair, the curl is as much about what is going on under the skin, as it is about what is going on above the skin. Although it may seem like the curl is coming from the hair shaft, which is the visible part of the hair that exits from the epidermis, there is also a curve in the proximal portion of the hair, where the root is, which is found under the skin in the dermis, and this makes it challenging when trying to harvest a follicle without damaging it.

AA hair can be broken up into two different types of curls, which we identify in the hair transplant world as the "J" curl or the "C" curl. A "J" curl is when the portion of hair under the epidermis looks like the bottom portion of the "J" and the top portion that exits the skin looks more like the top portion of the "J". Those clients who have a "J" curl will be more forgiving during the harvesting, as the clinician does not have to veer too much with the angles when trying to harvest. In contrast, the "C" curl is the more challenging of the two. With the "C" curl, both the portions above and below the dermis are curved, making it very difficult to rely on exit hair angles. Those with a "C" curl pose a greater challenge to the clinician, because only those clinicians who are using superior harvesting techniques and who have knowledge about how to harvest this type of curl, will execute a successful procedure. Thus, many African-American patients wind up with less than desirable results under a less experienced clinician/doctor or using the wrong technology and technique.

Many FUE instruments being used in harvesting today are not designed for curly or coarse hair and do not result in successful hair transplantation.

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Technique

PREPARATION

You will be given detailed pre-op instructions which would include abstaining from alcohol a few days prior to your procedure. The doctor/clinician will also review your medications and may discuss them with your primary care provider. Please be sure to list all medications, allergies, vitamins, health conditions, prior procedures/surgeries, and other intakes on your medical history form before your consultation. You will also be given instructions on how to cut your hair prior to your procedure.

ADVANTAGES

We stand apart from our competitors when it comes to African American FUEs because all of our clinicians are trained in AA harvesting. Our special technique allows us to harvest curly hair without damaging the follicle when extracting from the head, regardless of the type of curl. We use larger punch sizes and punches that are superior to the standard, sharp punch, which helps aid in the extraction of these grafts and keeps the follicular unit intact and healthy. Our transection rate is very low and we have full confidence that you will be satisfied with your results.

Advantages

OUR African American FUE Hair Transplants DOCTORS & CLINICIANS

Lawrence Barnard, DO
Lawrence Barnard, DO
New York, NY & Long Island, NY

An award-winning hair transplant physician who holds clinical leadership positions at multiple hospitals. Patients love his caring, courteous bedside manner and the excellent results he achieves for them!

Goran A. Jezic, MD
Goran A. Jezic, MD
Houston, TX

A dual-Board Certified hair transplant doctor with over two decades of experience. Dr. Jezic has worked extensively with FUE, the NeoGraft, and the ATERA FUE systems.

Kristopher Hamwi, MD
Kristopher Hamwi, MD
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is recognized as one of the country's top plastic surgeons. He has trained at distinguished institutions like Harvard University and Georgetown University.

Stefan Thiele, MD
Stefan Thiele, MD
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

A doctor with years of hair transplant and cosmetic surgery experience who remains fully involved in the hair transplant procedure. He's excellent at medical management, pre-op, follow-up, and patient care.

Rhonda Daniels, PA-C
Rhonda Daniels, PA-C
New York, NY & Long Island, NY

MAXIM's Clinical Director and an experienced clinician who trains others on FUE hair transplants and does them herself. Trained on multiple FUE technology platforms. Her patient satisfaction record is second to none!

Sia Gieger, PA-C
Sia Gieger, PA-C
Sarasota, FL

Clinician Gieger has undergone extensive training under renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi. She combines her education in the Arts and Sciences to provide individualized, natural results.

Josh Simpson, MS-PAC

Clinically trained at Johns Hopkins, Clinician Simpson has performed FUE procedures for over a decade. He is an outstanding injector and FUE harvester, especially skilled at scar mitigation.

Joseph Bryce Hart, RN
Joseph Bryce Hart, RN
Long Island, NY & Paramus, NJ

One of the few registered nurses in the world with extensive expertise restoring and preventing hair loss through non-surgical methods. Nurse Hart is also skilled in the FUE method.

Lisa Marie Jayme, MD
Lisa Marie Jayme, MD
Cebu, Philippines

A caring, experienced, hands-on plastic and hair transplant surgeon with a detailed, aesthetic eye. A hands-on clinician who has published numerous research articles and who has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures.

Ryan Paraiso, MD
Ryan Paraiso, MD
Manila & Cebu, Philippines

An experienced plastic surgeon who is capable of delivering FUE procedures with nearly invisible scars and natural hairlines. His results are always attractive and natural-looking!

John Michael Gerard Abenojar, MD
John Michael Gerard Abenojar, MD
Manila & Cebu, Philippines

A Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons. Adept at pain management.

Ashley Magee, MD
Ashley Magee, MD
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Magee is a hands-on clinician who combines her skill in teaching and education in medicine to provide individualized, natural results to her clients. She never delegates anesthesia, harvesting, or site-making to technicians.

Gus Diaz, MD
Gus Diaz, MD
Charlotte, NC

A Board-Certified physician specializing in cosmetic surgery, including hair transplant surgeries. Dr. Diaz has been a national speaker on the subject of plastic surgery for over two decades and a dedicated, hands-on provider.

Mark Boles, MD
Mark Boles, MD
Philadelphia & Pittsburgh

Twenty-five years of experience and over 10,000 transplants to date. Among the first physicians part of the hair transplant evolution. Highly skilled in FUE, FUT, non-surgical hair restoration, anti-aging therapy, and men’s sexual health & wellness.

Marcelo Acosta, PA-C
Marcelo Acosta, PA-C
New York City & Long Island

Clinician Marcelo Acosta has over 20 years of experience as a clinician, including over 10 years in outpatient ambulatory surgery. He devotes himself to impeccable care and unparalleled expertise. He is qualified in aesthetic medicine hair transplants and experienced in H&P imaging.

Leslie Pickens, M.D.
Leslie Pickens, M.D.
Northern Virginia (VA)

Over 30 yrs. physician experience Board Certified Hair loss, wellness, facial aesthetics, telemedicine, emergency, trauma and other experience. Educated at Tulane and Emory Universities.

Theresa Lu, PA-C
Theresa Lu, PA-C
Alexandria, VA

Experienced in FUE hair transplants and non-surgical hair restoration, they are a certified Physician Assistant with a dermatology background.

NIRANJAN SHINTRE, M.D., F.A.C.S.
NIRANJAN SHINTRE, M.D., F.A.C.S.
South Florida - Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Hollywood

Performs FUE Hair Restoration, Hair Transplants, PRP Hair Therapy, and Stem Cell Hair Therapy procedures in Florida. Specialized in FUE Hair Transplant Surgery. FUE Hair Transplants - Facial, Beard, Mustache, and Eyebrow hair transplants using NEOGRAFT and ATERA FUE Technologies.

Solutions for Curly Hair

We never turn away any client just because they have curly hair. While harvesting and implanting curled hairs is a more challenging exercise than harvesting and implanting straight ones, our advanced FUE technologies and experienced clinicians are more than up to the challenge. If you've been turned down everywhere else, come to us. We're happy to perform the procedure, and we're confident in our ability to deliver incredible results.

No Price Difference

We don't charge Black clients any more than we'd charge any other client. Curly hair may require more skill and better tools, but we invest in those things anyway. We've trained our entire team in the art and science of hair restoration, regardless of the shape of the follicle we'd be working with. Our clinicians have experience dealing with every kind of hair, and we're happy to help you.

Black FUE Overview

African American hair generally holds one of two shapes: the "J" shape or the "C" shape. They look just like they sound! The solution is to use a larger, sharper punch to keep the follicular unit both intact and healthy, ensuring more units may form successful transplants. In some ways, our Black clients even have advantages over other clients, since when the hair is curly it takes less of it to cover the head, even when an individual chooses to wear a close-cropped style.

FUE vs. FUT for Black Clients

Most hair restoration clinics recommend FUT procedures for Black clients. Unfortunately, FUT isn't always the best solution. Strip harvesting leaves a visible scar that is almost impossible to hide with the most popular, close-cropped Black male hair styles. FUE is both fully possible for Black clients, and more discrete.

Non-Surgical Options

Not ready for FUE yet? Many of our Black clients are great candidates for our non-surgical services such as micrografting, PDO, and collagen induction therapy. Many also benefit from hybrid procedures. We custom-create every solution for every client, so you can feel confident knowing that we'll help you attain the full head of hair you're hoping to achieve.

AA FUE Results

Our clients have a 90% to 95% satisfaction rate, and our procedures have a 90+% success rate. Unlike many of our competitors, we don't promise the world and hope for the best. Instead, we invest in the best clinicians and the best equipment to ensure that your FUE procedure does exactly what we promise it will do.

CURLY HAIR FUE

Ethnicity is no bar to a great head of hair. We serve all clients, regardless of race, and take all the necessary steps to ensure great results whether your hair is curly, wavy, or kinky. If you're suffering from hair loss, MAXIM has a solution that's right for you. 

BODY TO SCALP FUE

Need more grafts to get the job done? Many of our Black clients benefit from body to scalp FUE techniques that allow us to harvest a massive number of grafts, covering more of the head and ensuring satisfaction. Ask your clinician if you are a good candidate for this service. 

HYBRID FUE

We often combine surgical and non-surgical solutions to help our Black clients achieve outstanding results. Your clinician will customize a plan just for you. 

AFFORDABLE AA FUE

We never charge our Black clients more money for FUE procedures. Your quote will depend on the number of grafts you need and the procedures we'll need to use to get the job done. That's it. Plus, you can take advantage of our 0% down, 12-month financing.

frequently asked questions

No. We find the WAW FUE system provides superior results. It allows us to make a deep, precise cut that preserves more hair follicles and allows us more options for harvesting.

We do not recommend having a hair transplant if you have a documented history of Keloid formation.

No. The pinpoint scarring left by FUE isn't visible to the naked eye in most cases.

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